Fun Distraction: Accents

: Image advertising the Library’s FUN Distractions series post about accents in North America

Meet Erik Singer a dialect coach and his fellow Linguists in this video from Wired about the history behind accents of the English language in North America. What an interesting profession! (21 mins)

“Dialect coach Erik Singer takes us on a tour of different accents across English-speaking North America. Erik and a host of other linguists and language experts (Nicole Holliday, Megan Figueroa, Sunn m’Cheaux, and Kalina Newmark), take a look at some of the most interesting and distinct accents around the country.”
– Wired


Reading Workshop on Friday 10/22

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Reading Workshop @  Memorial Library
Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Did you know that all readers encounter challenges when they read?

Have you been experiencing any reading challenges this semester?

Come join a small group to work through some of these reading challenges together. Attendees will walk away with tools, strategies, and resources for addressing some common reading challenges.

Space is limited. Please register by the end of day on Oct. 20: Workshop registration link

Face coverings are required at all indoor and outdoor events for all individuals, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. To ensure that all campus community members can fully participate in this program, please contact for questions about accessibility and/or to request accommodations.

Sponsored by The Learning Center, Literacy Department, and Memorial Library.

Fun Distraction: Mini MP3 Players

Image advertising the Library’s FUN Distractions series post about Hit Clips

Remember Hit Clips? Tiny MP3 players from Tiger Electronics that played clips of popular songs from small micro chips that you could clip together as well as to your clothes or backpack? These were popular about 12 years ago in the early 2000s. The nostalgia is overwhelming! Here is an original commercial for this rad electronic micro music system with the MONSTER sound!

Video courtesy of iRemember That on YouTube.